Windows Central Verdict
Overall, the Ugreen Nexode 65W USB Charger is an excellent product that can charge many devices at once with a fast charge speed, fit into travel bags without taking up too much space, and allow the user to attach different plug connectors so they can use the charger on US, UK, and European plug sockets. Simply put, this charger is the perfect travel companion for those who want to keep their devices charged while journeying abroad.
It can super-charge power-demanding devices in less than 2 hours thanks to its Gan Chip capable of charging at high speeds of 65W.
Capable of charging multiple devices at once thanks to two USB-C ports and one USB-A port.
Interchangeable plug configurations for the US, UK, and Europe.
Compact shape design makes it easy to store and carry around in bags while traveling.
Fairly large size can take up extra space on standard American power strips.
Somewhat heavy weight makes it fall off wall sockets with minimal force.
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When traveling abroad, you must pack in a charger with various plug sockets and power strips so you can charge your electronic gear, no matter what country you’re visiting. The Ugreen Nexode 65W USB Charger is one such charger. This device is brought to you by Ugreen. This electronics company specializes in creating chargers, power adaptors, and power stations that help consumers charge their electronic equipment efficiently and easily.
This 65W Gallium Nitride (GaN for short) charger can fast-charge multiple devices simultaneously. It can fit snuggly into your backpack thanks to its compact design, and you change what plug types it uses so you can use it while journeying into foreign countries. All these features and more showcase why the Ugreen Nexode 65W USB Charger is one of the best chargers on the market, whether it is used for charging USB-C compatible devices like the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Pro 9 or even Xbox controllers.
Ugreen Nexode 65W USB Charger: Price and availability
The Ugreen Nexode 65W USB Charger is available on Amazon and Ugreen’s official website. The retail price on both sites is currently $55.99 and £49.99.
Ugreen 65W USB Charger: What you will like
The Ugreen Nexode 65W USB Charger is a compact, square-shaped charger with a product dimension of 65 x 65 x 33mm. This allows it to be easily carried in your backpack or whatever storage unit you use while traveling, with plenty of room for other items.
The main draw of the Ugreen Nexode 64W USB charger is its powerful ability to fast-charge compatible electronics applications thanks to its GaN chips that allow it to charge at highs-speed wattage of 65 watts. For example, this charger can recharge an Asus Rog Ally or a Surface Pro X in less than an hour. That’s approximately half the time it would take a charger generating 30 watts to charge them.
|Stock Keeping Unit||90409|
|Product Dimensions||65 x 65 x 33mm|
|Connectivity technology||USB-C, USB-A|
|Compatible devices||Smartphones, Tablets, controllers,|
|Compatible phone models||IPhone 14/13/12/11, Galaxy S23/S22/S21/S20, Mi 12/Redmi Note 10 etc|
|Input voltage||240 Volts|
|Total USB ports||Three (one USB-A & two USB-C ports)|
|Power source||Battery oowered|
You can also charge multiple devices concurrently with the Ugreen Nexode 65W USB Charger, as it comes with three USB ports. Two of the ports are USB-C, and one is USB-A. However, remember that the 65 watts recharge time will be divided depending on how many devices you connect to the charger and what specific ports are used.
The reason for this power divide is that the charger uses a Power Delivery 3.0 fast charging protocol. This power distribution system allows the Ugreen Nexode 65W USB Charger to adjust its power output to extend its battery life and protect any devices it charges from being short-circuited, overloaded, over-heated, and over-voltage.
Another fantastic feature of the Ugreen Nexode 65W USB Charger is that you can switch out its plug connecter with alternate attachments to make it compatible with plug sockets or power strips from other countries. This charger comes packaged with alternate connectors — one US, one UK, and one European plug attachment. To switch connection points, you must press a button on the charger and slide out the plug attachment for the one you currently need.
This feature is my favorite aspect of the Ugreen Nexode 65W USB Charger as this means I can charge my gadgets when traveling to other countries without needing to buy multiple chargers for specific countries, as this charger does it all in one package. In addition, the US plug attachment can be folded flat to save extra space while storing it in your backpack, etc.
Ugreen 65W USB Charger: What needs work
Due to the amount of tech installed needed to generate the 65 watts, the Ugreen Nexode 65W USB Charger weighs 340g, roughly a pound. This is a hefty plug whose weight has been reported to be detrimental when used on certain wall sockets, as any amount of force can knock it off. In addition, there are reports that due to the charger's dimensions, it has the unfortunate drawback of taking too much space (two plug spaces, to be exact) on conventional American power strips.
While this isn’t a deal breaker, it is something to remember when allocating space for the charger. It would be nice to adjust its weight and size so it's smaller and lighter, but I’m not sure if it is possible, given the tech it needs to do what it does best.
Ugreen 65W USB Charger: The competition
If you’re looking for a similar charger that doesn’t take up as much power strip space as the Ugreen Nexode 65W USB Charger, then the Shargeek Retro 67 GaN Charger is more up your alley. According to a review from our sister website iMore, the Shargeek Retro 67 GaN Charger is a charming device that resembles a retro Macintosh computer.
It features a fast-charging speed of 67W across USB ports and a convenient power output display inspired by retro computers from the 1980s. However, the Shargeek Retro 67 GaN charger doesn’t have the same technical capabilities specialized for traveling abroad as the Ugreen Nexode 65W USB Charger.
If you want to increase power, the Razer USB-C 130W GaN Charger gets the job done with up to 100W of output from one Type-C port (and 130W total). However, it is more than twice the price, even on sale, at $134.
Ugreen 65W USB Charger: Should you buy it?
You should buy this if:
- You travel frequently and need to keep your electronic equipment charged at all times.
- You want to charge your electronic possessions at a fast rate.
- You want a charger that can charge three devices at the same time.
You shouldn't buy this if:
- You plan to use it on American wall sockets as its somewhat hefty weight can cause it to fall off. EU and UK plugs should be fine though.
- Your power strips don’t have the necessary to accommodate its blocky dimensions without taking up the space needed for another plug.
In summary, I was very pleased with how this product turned out. It’s simple and intuitive to use, it charges my devices at very satisfying speeds, and it can fit nicely into my backpack compartments without eating up space. While it would’ve been nice to reduce the weight so it could be plugged into wall sockets more securely without falling off, that doesn’t deter the positive qualities of this charger.
If you’re planning to go on an adventure across the world and need a high-quality charger to keep your gadgets charged up, I highly recommend the Ugreen Nexode 65W USB Charger.
Alexander Cope is a gaming veteran of 30-plus years, primarily covering PC and Xbox games here on Windows Central. Gaming since the 8-bit era, Alexander's expertise revolves around gaming guides and news, with a particular focus on Japanese titles from the likes of Elden Ring to Final Fantasy. Alexander is always on deck to help our readers conquer the industry's most difficult games — when he can pry himself away from Monster Hunter that is!
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